Sisterhood 2021-2022 School Year

Program Dates: September 15, 2021 – May 6, 2022

Program Orientation: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Program Days & Times: Tuesdays – Fridays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


This program has been made possible with funding from the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation, Callahan Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, City of Cleveland, Grantmakers for Girls of Color, MyCom, United Methodist Women, and the Thomas H. White Foundation.


Download an application here SY21-22 Application.  Contact WSCH Youth Services Director, Maya Smith, at (216) 771-7297, ext. 315 to enroll.


What is Sisterhood?

Sisterhood is an after-school and summer arts program (Summer of Sisterhood) that prepares girls ages 10 – 18 for womanhood and their life beyond.  Throughout the school year, arts and creativity are interwoven into the curriculum which has a focus on literacy.

During eight weeks of the summer, Summer of Sisterhood continues its drive to help girls reach their fullest potential as we focus on a specific arts project designed to teach the girls how creative expression can transform a community and positively impact public perception.

Sisterhood fosters a belief in girls’ self-worth based on their skills, unique talents, and spirituality rather than on appearance, popularity, sexuality or negative gender and racial stereotypes.

Sisterhood encourages and challenges young women to be strong and independent, to exercise self-discipline, to respect themselves and one another, to value education, and to know when and how to give help and receive it.

How do we do it?

Girls participate in a range of cultural, educational and social programs throughout the school year. These programs aim to provide girls with the skills they need to maintain high self-esteem and reach future success.